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Zimbabwe Highlights

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,465

Cross world wonders off your bucket list on this journey through Zimbabwe. Heading to Matobo Hills and Hwange National Park, you’ll enjoy luxurious accommodations and head on safari game drives to see elephants and rhinos. You’ll also gaze upon the majesty of Victoria Falls.


This 9-day Zimbabwe vacation takes you to two incredible game lodges and magnificent Victoria Falls.

Your Zimbabwe vacation begins at Camp Amalinda at Matobo Hills, a privately-owned safari lodge in the oldest national park in Zimbabwe. Built around the park’s majestic granite scenery, Camp Amalinda conjures a romantic atmosphere in a unique environment. Each suite is built around granite boulders and offers luxurious accommodations with panoramic views of Matobo Hills. Each day, you’ll head on game drives to see the large number of mammals and birds that call the park home, including the world’s highest concentration of leopards and black eagles. You’ll also see ancient rock art from the local San people and enjoy the freedom of the lodge, including its gorgeous infinity swimming pool at the base of the camp.

From Camp Amalinda, continue to Khulu Lodge, located in Hwange National Park. This luxury safari lodge offers 5-star accommodations in a massive private concession. The tented suites accommodate a maximum of 12 guests, ensuring that you’ll receive the utmost attention from lodge staff during your stay. Each day, head on two game drives to see the elephant herds, lions, and African wild dogs that call the park home. You’ll also visit the Painted Dog Conservation Centre and enjoy the open fire pit and swimming pool of the lodge.

Close out your Zimbabwe vacation by heading to Ilala Lodge, a charming hotel right near Victoria Falls, one of the most iconic spots on the planet and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World according to CNN. From the moment you first lay eyes on these enormous falls, which pour millions of litres of water into narrow gorges every second, you will be awestruck. You’ll have plenty of time to tour the falls and behold their majesty from every possible angle as you explore the Zimbabwean side. Take in the Main Falls, the Horseshoe Falls and the Rainbow Falls and explore the surrounding jungle to spot fascinating wildlife. Victoria Falls should be on everyone’s bucket list. You’ll be lucky enough to cross it off your own on this Zimbabwe tour. Close out your trip to Zimbabwe with a Ra-Ikane River Cruise, during which you’ll enjoy fine cuisine and refreshments and a classical atmosphere as you cruise along the Zambezi River.

At the end of your stay, head to the airport to continue your onward journey.


 

 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,465

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Day 1

Arrive Bulawayo

Upon arrival in Bulawayo, you will be met and transferred to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Matobo Hills where your camp is situated and home to the highest concentration of rock art in Southern Africa. The remainder of your day is at your leisure..

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Camp Amalinda

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    Camp Amalinda



    Tucked away into an ancient bushman's shelter, Camp Amalinda's charm will leave an indelible impression. Some of the most majestic granite scenery in the world is found in the Matobo Hills. It is here that the hopes, trials and tribulations of the San Bushmen are ...

    Tucked away into an ancient bushman's shelter, Camp Amalinda's charm will leave an indelible impression. Some of the most majestic granite scenery in the world is found in the Matobo Hills. It is here that the hopes, trials and tribulations of the San Bushmen are recorded in the ancient rock art. Mammal and bird species are prolific and include the highest concentration of leopard and black eagle in the world. All suites have been individually designed around great boulders and each differs in ambience in order to create a romantic feel without losing the vital soul of Africa. The lounge and entertainment area is tucked away into a bushman shelter with a panoramic view of the Matobo Hills. At the base of the camp is Amalinda's famous rock swimming pool, naturally shaped and carved over centuries by rain and wind erosion from a massive granite dome. It is here where African memories are made.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Credit Cards Accepted
    • Laundry Service
    • Library
    • Lounge
    • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

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Day 2

Matobo Hills

Today is yours to explore the area. You can take advantage of many activities included in your stay such as game drives and walks to the caves and busman paintings.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Matobo Hills

Another day at leisure with included activities

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Day 4

Hwange National Park

Transfer by road to Hwange National Park and stay in an intimate safari camp located on a 6000 acre private concession. Activities include game drives, walking safaris, night drives, visits to the Painted Dog Conservation Centre and hide sit.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
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Khulu Bush Camp

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    Khulu Bush Camp



    Khulu Ivory is Hwange National Park's quintessential luxury safari lodge, where the only thing that beats it's 5-star treatment and accommodation is the remarkable amount of wildlife roaming freely around its private concession. Inspired by breathtaking splendor, it reflects Africa's timeless wonder and natural beauty, ...

    Khulu Ivory is Hwange National Park's quintessential luxury safari lodge, where the only thing that beats it's 5-star treatment and accommodation is the remarkable amount of wildlife roaming freely around its private concession. Inspired by breathtaking splendor, it reflects Africa's timeless wonder and natural beauty, providing you with an ultimate and unforgettable safari experience. Located just 2 kilometers off the main Victoria Falls road on a 6,000 acre concession, the excellent accessibility of Khulu does not take away from its unparalleled feeling of seclusion and remoteness in the true African wilderness. Luxury tented accommodation is slightly elevated facing a waterhole and open vista of an old riverbed, where you can enjoy endless views of the copious game that amble the untouched concession and sleeps a maximum of 12 guests, allowing each visitor to receive the upmost attention and quality service from warm and welcoming staff.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Dining Area
    • Lodge

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Day 5

Hwange National Park

A full day to explore this wonderful Park with your included activities

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Hwange National Park

A second full day to relax are explore the area with your included activities.

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Day 7

Hwange to Victoria Falls

Transfer by road to Victoria Falls, one of the Worlds Seven Natural Wonders. Remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Day 8

Victoria Falls

Discover why the Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world as you tour the Zimbabwean side, which offers various vantage points along the width of the Falls, to view this natural phenomenon. Walk through the rain forest - a fun experience and quite beautiful. Stop at several vantage pints to view the Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Rainbow Falls, the Boiling Pot, Cataract Island and Livingstone Island. Witness the spray and thunderous noise, as millions of litres of water tumble over the Falls into a series of narrow gorges below.
This afternoon, embark on your sunset cruise on the Zambezi aboard the Ra-Ikane. The Ra Ikane is a small luxury cruise boat that is outfitted to suggest, in exquisite detail, the ambiance of a bygone era. Period decor, historic memorabilia, fine cuisine and refreshments characterise a level of comfort and grace unsurpassed on the Zambezi. Snacks, imported drinks and wine are served on the boat.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

Depart

After breakfast, you are at leisure until your transfer to the airport in time for your onward flight.

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • All road transfers
  • 8 nights’ accommodation
  • Meals as indicated
  • Sightseeing and game drives as mentioned in the itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not specifically noted in the itinerary
  • Drinks unless specified
  • All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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14 Nov 2020
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